Valy, Naghma and Habib Qaderi rock the red carpet

For Sitara Magazine By Khalida Sarwari Let’s face it: Hosting an award show is no small task. It took me two hours just getting myself ready for it, and I wasn’t even involved with the show! As one can imagine, preparation for an event the magnitude of an award show is arduous and time-consuming. Not to mention that the realm is uncharted territory for any entity in the Afghan-American entertainment industry. Those were the odds […]

» Read more

Family in Islam: AAMO’s first Bay Area conference draws over 750 attendees

For Sitara Magazine By Khalida Sarwari To conjure up an image of “home” is to evoke the faces of a mother and father, big brothers and little sisters, mischievous cousins, chatty aunts and playful uncles, doting grandma and grandpa. The concept of home and that of family are inseparable. In addition, family is the very origin of our identities, both as Afghan-Americans and as Muslims. On February 17, respectable speakers from different walks of life […]

» Read more

Hope on the horizon: British Consul General says Afghanistan has come far, but still has a way to go

For Sitara Magazine By Khalida Sarwari Everybody’s talking about Afghanistan. On CNN, reports of the daily carnage are sandwiched in between Britney Spears’ latest escapades and confessions of weary-looking has-beens on Larry King Live. Afghanistan has made its presence – and not just in the news. The Western world is meeting Afghanistan in books, like Khalid Hosseini’s acclaimed novel, The Kite Runner, and in kabob houses, over bolani and cardamom tea. Though tarnished and broken […]

» Read more

Wild turkey freed after undergoing treatment

By Khalida Sarwari A wild turkey named Pinky, who roamed around with an arrow lodged in his back for more than six weeks, was released back to the area of Don Castro Regional Park today after undergoing medical treatment Saturday. The bird was freed this afternoon in a residential area near Castro Valley in unincorporated Alameda County, the same site where he was captured by rescuers on Friday. Rebecca Dmytryk, who operates rescue nonprofit WildRescue […]

» Read more

Community works together to catch suspected car thief

By Khalida Sarwari A community effort led to the arrest of a San Jose man suspected of stealing property from unlocked vehicles in a Pleasanton neighborhood Monday morning, police said today. Billy Joe Auston, 27, allegedly stole cell phones, iPods, laptop computers, GPS devices, stereo equipment and briefcases from at least seven unattended vehicles in Pleasanton. Police said help from concerned citizens led to Auston’s arrest. Local residents reportedly saw Auston speed off in a […]

» Read more
1 727 728 729 730